Saturday, July 23, 2016


The bags are packed. The dollars have been exchanged for Euros. The carryons are stuffed with snacks for the 11.5 hour flight. Contact numbers have been sent to all. Dog has a dog-sitter. House has a house-sitter and various people gonna come visit it!

Now we wait...

Usually we have a morning flight. Our flight to Spain leaves at 6:30 p.m. lands at 2:22 p.m. tomorrow Spain time. We are in no-man's land waiting for when it's time to leave for the airport.

The world is on fire near us. 5,500 acre fire burning across the freeway. Winds sent it away from us, not toward us. Ants have invaded the kitchen with a vengeance.

It's all a little unsettled.

Thursday, July 14, 2016


It has taken years of nagging, but the Spain trip is finally happening! There are hotels and AirB&B flats reserved. We have reservations at museums, cathedrals and The Alhambra.  The countdown is on!